Chairman’s Awards Gary Kratzmann and Donna Cocking
Gary Kratzmann and Donna Cocking were each awarded the Chairman’s award, presented by Chairman Grant Wilckens, for their contributions to the caravan and camping industry.
Gary (pictured) has been in the industry for over 30 years and had one of the largest and most successful dealerships in Queensland. He has been instrumental in helping to shape the growth and direction of the caravan industry during this time. For many years he was also a member of the Caravan Trade & Industries Association of Queensland Board until his resignation in December 2017. He is extremely passionate about the industry and continues to champion the caravan and camping lifestyle.
Donna Cocking has over 20 years of experience as owner/operator of a family tourism business, has held numerous committee and board positions including State Director WA for Top Tourist Parks and past President of Caravan Industry Association WA. She was also a National Board member for Caravan Industry Association of Australia for over two years, this included being Vice Chair and sitting on the Executive of the national board. Donna’s daughter Laura accepted the award on her behalf.